Villa Erba 2019 Top Ten

1950s race cars and rare 1960s sports cars stole the show at RM Sotheby’s fifth Villa Erba collector car auction

Andrew Miterko |

Despite the brief and unusual bout of rain experienced at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale, the zeal for multiple vintage race cars with outstanding provenance and incredible low-production-number sport touring cars went unabated. Two former racing cars with well-documented race history stole the show, both selling for well over 3 million euros. The particularly rare and sought-after Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante garnered significant interest and sold for an impressive €1.805.000. A stunning Zagato-bodied 1955 Fiat 8V Coupé sold for over 1.7 million euros, one of nine lots offered during the sale with Zagato coachwork. The elegant Bugatti Type 50 Roadster, one of only two remaining examples with coachwork designed by Jean Bugatti, achieved a final sale of €1.411.250.

In total, RM Sotheby’s achieved nearly €20 million in gross sales and proved that quality automobiles with significant provenance, low production numbers, and timeless appeal will continue to command a premium in the collector car market.

Click ahead to explore the top ten sales of RM Sotheby’s successful Villa Erba collector car auction.

Lot 148 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider

Sold for €3.717.500

Lot 140 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

Sold for €3.380.000

Lot 135 1965 Aston Martin Short-Chassis Volante

Sold for €1.805.000

Lot 125 1955 Fiat 8V Coupé by Zagato

Sold for €1.771.250

Lot 137 1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster

Sold for €1.411.250

Lot 155 2016 Ferrari F12tdf

Sold for €792.500

Lot 132 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder

Sold for €663.125

Lot 161 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Sold for €556.250

Lot 120 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

Sold for €511.250

Lot 150 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

Sold for €477.500